unquote" has gathered a world class judging panel representing a who's who of British Private Equity representatives. Together we'll curate a awards evening that recognises and celebrates consistent excellence, new ideas and innovation to help our industry adapt, thrive and survive
With a corporate finance career spanning over 25 years, Andy has advised a range of clients on both UK and international transactions. Recent deals include the sales of Shimtech Industries to Auctus Industries, Allen Ford to South Africa's Super Group; the sales of Aqualisa and Alcumus through secondary management buy-outs, the acquisition of Santia by Alcumus, and private equity/debt capital transactions for Foster + Partners, Sofa Brands International and Aspen Pumps.
He has particular knowledge and expertise of Human Capital businesses, such as consultancies and professional services firms, and of advising private equity, bank consortia and other complex shareholder structures.
Andy has been instrumental in the development of Mergers Alliance, Catalyst’s international partnership organisation, and plays a lead role in ensuring Catalyst’s global reach continues to deliver for all their clients.
Alex is the Managing Partner of Electra Partners LLP, having joined as Chief Investment Partner in 2011. Prior to this he spent eleven years at private equity firm Apax Partners, where he was Global Head of the Retail and Consumer Group. Before Apax he spent nine years at OC&C Strategy Consultants where he focused on corporate strategy and private equity commercial due diligence. In total he has more than 20 years Private Equity experience.
Alex chairs Electra Partners' Management Committee and is a member of its Investment Committee. He sits on the boards of Electra Partners' portfolio companies AXIO Data Group, Parkdean Resorts, Davies, Hotter Shoes and Knight Square.
Graduate with Degrees in Languages and in Business Studies. Married, with 3 sons.
John Holloway joined National Westminster Bank in 1976, where he spent four years in the International Division in London.
He joined the European Investment Bank in early 1980 and in over 20 years had different responsibilities in a number of EIB Lending Departments in Luxembourg and Rome.
Worked in ICG mezzanine business in Europe and Asia Pacific before returning to London in 2012 to set up the ICG European direct lending business. Before ICG Max worked for Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance. Qualified Chartered Accountant and law graduate of Exeter University.
Angela is a Managing Director in Investment Management, Co-Head of Private Equity Investment Management and member of the Investment and Executive Committees at Capital Dynamics. She has 30 years of experience evaluating, selecting, and monitoring private equity fund investments. Prior to joining us, Angela was at the West Midlands Metropolitan Authorities Superannuation Fund. Earlier in her career, she was with Duncan C Fraser (Mercer), the consulting actuaries. Angela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from University College of North Wales.
Mark is a Founder Partner of Livingbridge. He is Chairman of the Quoted Investment Committee and a member of the Unquoted Investment Committee giving him oversight across the Livingbridge portfolio. Mark began his career at Natwest Markets, and has worked in corporate restructuring at Deloitte and acquisition integration and business planning roles at BT and Global Crossing. Since joining Livingbridge in 2001 Mark has been a Board Director of many successful Livingbridge investments including Enotria, Encore Tickets, Williams Medical Supplies, Staffline and Americana. He currently sits on the boards of investee companies including YSC, Enterprise Finance and Autologic.
Tim heads up DLA Piper’s European Private Equity group which comprises 52 partners across 32 offices and 21 jurisdictions. The majority of his work is in relation to LBOs - whether acting for the PE House (e.g. Duke Street, European Capital, Partners Group and Searchlight) or management teams. Since joining DLA in September 2014 he has acted on 17 deals including Chromaflo, a US-based portfolio company of Arsenal Capital, on its acquisition of Kreate, ii) the disposal of Baywater Ireland, iii) the disposal of Payzone UK for Duke Street, iv) the LBOs of Forkrent and OneCall for Searchlight and Duke Street, v) for the management teams of Meantime Brewery and Element Materials Technology (US$1 billion), viii) the acquisition of Bookatable by Michelin and just recently the LBO of European medical company Mediglobe.
Ian is Head of Strategic Debt Finance at Lloyds Bank, a business which provides leveraged and event driven financing to private equity owned and other corporate borrowers in the UK and selectively in continental Europe. This team of approximately 60 professionals undertakes more than 150 senior debt, mezzanine and high yield transactions per year. The business has been a market leader in the UK for a number of years.
Ian started his career at Barclays, working in the UK and overseas and before joining Lloyds was Head of Debt Corporate Finance at UBS. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the structured debt markets.
Greg Gille joined unquote" in 2010 as a reporter, initially focusing on the French private equity market. He was promoted to senior reporter and then news editor, before becoming deputy editor in 2013. He is currently online editor, overseeing the unquote" website.
Greg graduated from Sciences Po Paris with a Master's degree in media management in 2009. He started his career in Paris before moving to London in 2010.
Nicolas joined the UBS Private Funds Group in 2007 in New York, and subsequently relocated to London in 2011, where he now heads the team's advisory efforts for the EMEA region. In this capacity, Nicolas works with leading managers across sectors, strategies and geographies to originate, advise on and execute fundraising solutions. Prior to that, Nicolas spent three years as an Associate within Lehman Brothers' Investment Banking Division in New York. He also worked as a Management Consultant for four years in Canada and France. Nicolas graduated from HEC Business School with a Bachelor in Business Administration and earned his MBA in Finance from Yale University's School of Management.